9/9/2010 Rocket Ship Ska Trip

 

9/9 in a nutshell...

Check out the three non-Jamaican ska oldies in the first hour... I even found one from Holland in mixed English/Dutch, and another one's an Italian entry. The back-to-school-spirited set began with one each by Desmond Dekker and Justin Hinds, Labour for Learning and Teach the Youth. The Specials announced recess with Enjoy Yourself, and Donatella did just that. So did we!
In Sherwood's Fabulous Flying Party Palace, Benny Velarde was Cool doing the Wobble-Cha, Anna Valentino was On a Tropical Island, and La Lupe had a whale of a Fever! From Bobby Summers' Pad you could spy The Chantays sailing The Wayward Nile, and Russ Garcia witnessed the Birth Of A Planet! Back on the bridge, the Rocket Ship visited a Ska Zoo, Maria Visconti sang about her Boy Lollipop and Prince Buster took a Trip To Mars. Blast off!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (same recording that's on Intensified!, but sourcing the cut to its original label... with my show-opener chatter still intact.)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Desmond Dekker - Labour for Learning
Album: Rudy Got Soul anthology; Label: Trojan
Justin Hinds - Teach the Youth
Album: Carry Go Bring Come anthology; Label: Trojan
Derrick Morgan - The Hop
Album: Moon Hop anthology; Label: Trojan
Derrick Morgan - See and Blind
Album: Moon Hop anthology; Label: Trojan
Buster's Group - Baby Face Nelson
Album: 45; Label: Buster Wild Bells
The Soulettes - Opportunity
Album: 45; Label: Muzik City
Rita Hovink - De Blue Blue Beat
Album: 45; Label: CNR/Moonglow
Peppino de Capri - Operazione Sole
Album: 45; Label: Carisch
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jorge Querol con los Go Go - Rudi Enamorado
Album: 45; Label: Columbia
Bitty McLean - I'm In Love with a Girl
Album: 45; Label: Peckings
Soul Bros. - East Man Ska (a.k.a. War Lord)
Album: 45; Label: Studio 1
Soul Bros. - Wakie Wakie
Album: Hot Shot Ska; Label: Studio 1
Paulette Group - Never Return
Album: 45; Label: Randy's
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska
Album: It's One Of Ours [; Label: Skankworks/IMT
The Zodiacs - Slow Slow Ska
Album: 45; Label: Discovery
The Selecter - They Make Me Mad
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Specials - Enjoy Yourself
Album: More Specials; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
(Donatella) Rettore - Donatella
Album: 45; Label: Ariston
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Anna Valentino - On A Tropical Island
Album: 45; Label: Vita
Cool Benny (Velarde) - Wobble-Cha
Album: 45; Label: Virgo
Jaymz Bee the Royal Jelly Orch.: - Superman's Song
Album: shakin' and stirred; Label: Milan
La Lupe - Fever
Album: 45; Label: Mercury
Bobby Summers - Pad
Album: 45; Label: Capitol
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad
Album: It's One Of Ours [; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Steve Turre - Descarga de Turre
Album: Right There; Label: Antilles
The Chantays - The Wayward Nile
Album: Pipeline; Label: Dot
Russ Garcia - Birth of a Planet
Album: Fantastica; Label: Liberty, orig. vinyl; Basta, cd reissue
Ba Boo - Leapers Creepers Sleepers (Taboo)
Album: 45; Label: Island
The Jokers - Tabou (Taboo)
Album: Beat Guitars; Label: Discostar
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - (excerpt) Lymedison
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Al Romero Quintet - Mr. Pogo
Album: 45; Label: RCA
All Star Orch. with July Tan - Off Beat Cha Cha
Album: 45; Label: Columbia
Maury Laws orch. - The King Kong Theme
Album: 45; Label: Epic
Francis Bay - Zumba
Album: 45; Label: Philips
Chaz + 2 - Soup Bone
Album: 45; Label: Mab-Jab
Shiina Ringo cond. by Saito Neko - Mikan no Kawa
Album: Ringo Expo '08; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation - Snake Tie
Album: Shake Your Foundation; Label: Megalith
The Insteps - The Goat (ft. King Stitt)
Album: Eleven Steps to Power; Label: Stubborn
Monkey - Satellite of Love
Album: Astro EP 2000; Label: Deluxe
Cool Wise Men - Lion Dance
Album: Faith; Label: Galactic
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Transkalactic
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs (not as bumper) - Penguin On Vacation
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Maria Visconti - My Boy Lollipop
Album: tv sdtk. Krøniken; Label: ArtPeople
The Miceteeth - Sleep on Steps
Album: From Rainbow Town; Label: Substance
The Selecter - Black and Blue
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Skatalites (live) - Fidel Castro
Album: Stretching Out; Label: ROIR
The Elevators - No More Stress
Album: v.a. Ska Takes the Great Lakes; Label: Debussy
The Ska Flames (live) - Ska Films
Album: v.a. Down Beat Ruler vol. 2; Label: Sunshot
Prince Buster's All Stars - A Trip to Mars
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster-Voice of the People]
(bumper) SKAndalous All Stars - The End
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 9, 2010

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